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Hello, families! I am looking forward to my fourth year in 3rd grade because I really enjoy this age group. I am an Imagine parent too, my son is a sixth grader. I have a daughter who is a junior at Mead High School. I am originally from Ohio; however, I've lived in Colorado for so long that I feel like this is my home. I love to exercise, for example: walking, running, going to yoga, hiking, biking, dancing, playing golf, etc. As much as I like to move, I like to sit around and read, play board games and watch movies. In my class, we will learn, while we get our groove on. This year is going to be a lot of fun!
Units of Study
All homework is listed on the calendar. Just click on a date.
- Math: We will learn about measurement and geometry. We will continue to work on multiplication fluency.
- Ch. 16 Time and Temperature
- Ch. 18 Two Dimensional Shapes
- Ch. 17 Angles and Lines
- Science: We will be studying astronomy. What is a constellation? What are the names of the planets in our solar system? What is the difference between a solar system and the universe?
- Social Studies: We will be studying the Early Spanish Exploration and Settlement of the N.W. Passage.
- Writing: We will practice using the linking works, complex sentences, singular and plural possessive nouns, possessive pronouns, prefixes, and suffixes in Grammar and Morphology. We will create different points of view, publish a book, and review for PARCC.
- Reading: We will explore nonfiction texts and practice looking for cause-and-effect, inference, author's purpose, and sequence. We will incorporate curriculum vocabulary through word work during the Daily 5.
- Spelling: We will have new words every Monday and will have a test every Friday. EACH STUDENT WILL HAVE A NEW SPELLING EACH WEEK, PLEASE LOOK IN YOUR STUDENT'S PLANNER TO SEE WHICH ONES THAT THEY WILL NEED TO STUDY FOR THE TEST AT THE END OF THE WEEK!
- Core Knowledge/Virtues: We will read and analyze different poems like Catch a Little Rhyme (What Your Third Grader Needs to Know, p. 8) and Dream Variation (p. 9). We will study the idiom, "One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel" and "On its last leg" (p. 61). Our virtue of the month is Mercy, which is applied to our lives by showing compassion to the enemy, the wrongdoer, or those over whom one has power.
- Homework: Check the Google Calendar. Dr. Robert J. Marzano of the Learning Sciences Marzano Center, states that "...homework for younger children should help them develop good study habits, foster positive attitudes toward school, and communicate to students the idea that learning takes work at home as well as school."
Links and Resources
-Clean-up Mountain Shadow Park on Friday, March 3rd
-Native American Day and Taco lunch on Friday, March 3rd
-Board Game Club is on Friday March 3rd and 24th
-No school Monday, March 13th
-Store is on Friday, March 17th. Make sure to bring something to sell that goes along with the theme for St. Patrick's Day!
-Field Trip is on Friday, March 24th
-Spring Break is March 27th-31st